FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

‘This is my Beloved Son’ … that every Christian will know their dignity,  chosen to be a daughter or son of God;  that the Church will show to all the world its reverence for every human person,  and safeguard that divine dignity, challenging all the powers that abuse or  oppress…

               [reader]              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…
               [response]     FILL US WITH YOUR SPIRIT…

‘Here is my servant,  bringing true justice to the nations’… may God raise up many prophets of justice,  and servants of peace for a world divided and violent; and for a world struggling in conflict yet yearning for peace, especially throughout the Middle East, Yemen and in Central Africa …

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘God anointed him with the Spirit and with power’… that in this Year of Communion, we who are re-born into Christ through Baptism will be open to the breath of the Holy Spirit deepening the love we share as Church, so that our community like Jesus will be empowered to serve the Kingdom of God and the growth of the Church of the Poor in our parish
                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Filled with the Spirit,  Jesus went about doing good’… that our Ministry among the Homeless in our Night Shelter project and through the Wild Goose Café, the SVP, and our work with refugees and asylum-seekers through ‘Borderlands’ and our combatting modern slavery will bring healing and hope to the most vulnerable people of our city: we pray especially for all victims of our unjust and abusive Asylum and Benefits systems  and our trafficked and enslaved sisters and brothers…

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘God sent His Word to the People … the Good News  of Peace brought by Jesus Christ’ … we ask the Wisdom of God to guide our new government towards policies that will bring real justice to the poor and healing to the planet – may the Common Good not only of our nation but all peoples and nations be uppermost in their decision-making 

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

‘Because God was with him,  Jesus cured all’… that the Spirit will renew the Healing Ministry throughout the Church; we pray in particular for …
may those who have died know that eternal life that baptism brings, especially … and the victims of the Australian Forest Fires, the floods in Jakarta and those killed in the Ukrainian aircraft shot down in Iran
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time: 

                              WE ARE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…

Mary,  bearer of the Spirit and mother of the Anointed One,  pray with us…

                              HAIL MARY…

Let us wait upon the Spirit in silence…

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